In 2004 Linda Beilharz became the first Australian woman to ski from the edge of
Linda set herself a goal – to traverse the world’s four greatest icecaps – Greenland, South and North Poles and Patagonia.
So far she has reached the South Pole (2004), crossed the Greenland Icecap (2007) , attempted an expedition on the South Patagonia Icecap (2009) and made it to the North Pole in 2010
Currently she has her sights set on another attempt to cross the South Patagonia Icecap
Linda has established a not for profit company called ‘Journeys for Learning’ which uses the stories of expeditions to draw out the themes of resilience, team work and environmental sustainability in schools and community settings. Journeys for Learning supports teachers with learning resources and lesson guides and links schools to the expeditions as they take place.
Linda has a number of academic qualifications including a Graduate Diploma in Community Development and a Masters in Health Sciences. She is a private pilot, a member of the Bendigo Sustainability Group and current president of alpineSAR (search and rescue).